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A Very Scandinavian Christmas - The Greatest Nordic Holiday Stories of All Time - cover

A Very Scandinavian Christmas - The Greatest Nordic Holiday Stories of All Time

Hans Christian Andersen, August Strindberg, Ingvar Ambjørnsen, Selma Lagerlöf, Peter Christen Asbjørnsen, Vigdis Hjorth, Hans Aanrud, Karl Ove Knausgaard, Jørgen Moe, Hjalmar Söderberg, Johan Krohn, O. E. Rölvaag, Zachris Topelius

Publisher: New Vessel Press

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Summary

A smorgasbord of Christmas stories by writers from Hans Christian Andersen to August Strindberg to Karl Ove Knausgaard.   This collection brings together the best Scandinavian holiday stories, including classics by Hans Christian Andersen of Denmark; Nobel Prize winner Selma Lagerlöf, August Strindberg and Hjalmar Söderberg of Sweden; as well as the popular contemporary Norwegian author Karl Ove Knausgaard. These Nordic tales—coming from the very region where so much of traditional Christmas imagery originates—convey a festive and contemplative spirit laden with lingonberries, elks, gnomes, Sami trolls, candles, church spires, gingerbread, and aquavit in abundance. These unexpected literary gifts are sure to provide plenty of pleasure and hygge, that specifically Scandinavian blend of coziness and contentment.
Available since: 09/17/2019.
Print length: 173 pages.

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